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Federal appeals court rejects Georgia State U.'s '10-percent rule' for determining fair useOpen in a New Window

UPDATE: Federal appeals court rejects a "one-size-fits-all" rule for determining fair use, but proponents see a broader endorsement of the legal concept in higher education.

 

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U.S. campuses are on edge over EbolaOpen in a New Window

One college suspends new admissions for all of Africa while other institutions have disinvited speakers or quarantined students and faculty. 

 

Conference speakers say the liberal arts must return to a purer form to surviveOpen in a New Window

If the liberal arts are dying, who's to blame? Speakers at conference say advocates of a broad education need to look inward.

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St. John's College

 

Is American Studies Association changing its boycott of Israeli academe?Open in a New Window

Recent statements from American Studies Association have some questioning whether the group is softening its boycott of Israeli academe.

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Education Department publishes final rules on campus crime reportingOpen in a New Window

New rules from the Department of Education will require colleges to provide crime statistics on dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as on reported crimes that were determined to be unfounded.

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Budget concerns spur changes to NEH summer seminarsOpen in a New Window

Following criticism from a politician and facing uncertain funding in the future, the National Endowment for the Humanities drops some international programs.

 

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Speakers at liberal arts conference begrudgingly make case for their utilityOpen in a New Window

Is making a practical case for the liberal arts necessary, or a trap? Attendees at St. John's College conference differ in their opinions.

 

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Giovanni di Ser Giovanni Guidi's "The Seven Liberal Arts"

 

Colleges across country adopting affirmative consent sexual assault policiesOpen in a New Window

More than 800 colleges now use "affirmative consent" standard in sexual assault policies, but some worry that the swiftly changing definition could lead to confusion in the dorm room and complications in student conduct hearings.

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Consent is Sexy
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A poster from the Consent is Sexy campaign at Ohio State University

 

Positive reports for humanities earnings, art school job prospectsOpen in a New Window

Two separate reports show evidence of humanities and arts majors finding success in the professional world.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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2012 Median annual earnings of full-time workers with bachelor's degrees for selected fields

 

Survey shows no signs of improvement in gender gap among CISOsOpen in a New Window

Survey shows the gender gap among chief information security officers is likely to widen, not narrow.

 

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